Welcome to the Schwab Charitable™ Giving Guide

Download our complete Giving Guide. This resource can help you answer key charitable giving questions, no matter where you are in your philanthropic journey.

Schwab Charitable Giving Guide

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Giving Guide Series

Download individual guides that focus on specific topics.

Row 1 Chapters

  • Find your focus

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  • Involve your family

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  • Select giving vehicles

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  • Set a giving budget

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Row 2 Chapters

  • Determine tax-deductibility

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  • Determine assets to give

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  • Find nonprofits

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  • Refine your plan over time

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Chapters Row 3

  • Define your gift's terms

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  • Give beyond treasure

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  • Tackle social problems

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  • Learn & give with others

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Chapters Row 4

  • Learn more about charities

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Once you've set up an account with Schwab Charitable, you can contribute cash, securities, or appreciated assets, and be eligible for a current-year tax deduction. You can choose from a wide range of investment pools or manage your account with the help of an advisor.